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WRIT5003: Writing a Thesis 3: Completing a Thesis

This unit aims to foster the thesis writing and English language skills of students who are writing postgraduate theses. As the sequel to 'Writing a thesis chapter 1: Starting a thesis' and 'Writing a thesis chapter 2: The Middle chapters', it further supports students with their own writing by focusing on the completion of the thesis, including the Introduction and Conclusion chapters, Front Matter (including abstracts), the argument of the thesis and proofreading and editing. The course will be particularly useful for students who need to develop their English language proficiency and/or understanding of the requirements of English thesis writing.

Code WRIT5003
Academic unit
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Write a good draft of the thesis, specifically: (i) The Introduction chapter, (ii) The thesis argument throughout the chapters, (iii) A main chapter, (iv) The Conclusion chapter, (v) The thesis abstract and other front matter and (vi) The overall proofreading and editing.
  • LO2. Create an original argument based on critical writing.
  • LO3. Display an understanding of disciplinary and cross-disciplinary writing requirements.
  • LO4. Write in a well-structured manner which uses appropriate referencing, style, grammar and presentation.
  • LO5. Provide feedback on thesis writing and revise writing in response to feedback.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.